Nut allergies are a very serious thing. Fortunately, there are many snacks that are nut free and safe to bring to school. Here are some of the top nut free snacks for school you have to try!
At Pride Enjoy, we offer a range of nut-free, gluten-free vegan baked goods. We want everyone to be able to enjoy their favorite foods!
Why Are Nut-Free Snacks Important?
Nut-free snacks are important because you want to keep the school environment safe for all kids. If a child were to bring a snack containing nuts to school and were to leave crumbs or particles behind, it could trigger an allergic reaction for a kid who has a nut allergy.
What to Look For in School Snacks
When looking for school snacks for your child, it’s important to look at labels. On the labels, you will be able to see what the snack contains. Make sure to look for a section that states where the snack is processed and see if there's a “This product may contain…” section. If a snack is processed in a facility that also processes peanuts, it is not safe. If a snack says may contain nuts, it is not safe.
Top Snack Ideas
Here are some of the best nut-free snack ideas to bring to school:
What kid doesn’t love cookies? Cookies are a delicious and easy snack for school, and there are so many kinds out there. At Pride Enjoy, we are thrilled to offer a range of nut-free, gluten-free, vegan cookies. Order a package of our Italian Rainbow Cookies, Oatmeal Cranberry Gems, and Chocolate Chunkas today! Shop Now
Fresh fruit is a great snack because it is delicious, easy, and healthy. There are many fruits out, there so you are sure to find some fruits that your child will love. A few that are great for a school snack include apples, bananas, clementines, grapes, strawberries, etc.
Vegetables are a great snack, because they’re easy and healthy. You can include a dip to jazz them up with extra flavor. Some vegetables that are perfect for snacking include carrots, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, and green beans.
There are many kinds and flavors of potato chips, and most are nut-free. Just be sure to read the label to make sure there is no cross-contamination.
Applesauce is another great choice. There are a variety of flavors available today, but if you want the healthiest option, make sure to get unsweetened applesauce.
Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups
Kids love fruit roll-ups. Unfortunately, they aren’t very healthy. But they can be healthier if you make them at home. These fruit roll-ups are super easy to make. All you need is your kid’s favorite fruit, lemon juice, and sugar. Blend it all together, pour it in a thin layer over a lined baking sheet, and let it dehydrate in your oven on low heat for 4-6 hours. Voila!
Banana Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
It’s hard to find a granola bar without some kind of nut in them. Fortunately, you can make granola bars at home that are nut-free and healthy. It’s a cheap and easy alternative! Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- ½ cup uncooked quinoa
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup vegan chocolate chips
To make the bars, simply mix the ingredients, pour into a pan, and bake for 25 minutes at 350F. After they’ve cooled, you can cut them into snack-sized bars!
Pretzels are one of the most common school snacks for kids. Pretzels are a great, safe option for a nut-free school. These can be homemade or store-bought. They’re great because they’re so convenient and delicious.
You can never go wrong with brownies. If you don’t have time to make your own, try Pride Enjoy Fudge Brownies. Our brownies are a nut-free, gluten-free, vegan treat your kids are sure to love!
Pudding cups are another convenient and easy snack idea. Just be sure to read the packaging, because some puddings are made with nuts like almonds.
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Everyone has occasional cravings for something sweet. If you’re looking for desserts that are nut-free, dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, and allergen-friendly, consider the delicious options available at Pride Enjoy. Order today!